From the Editor: Growing Younger

Now that I’m 40, I’ve pretty much moved past the mourning involved with moving past the window of time when I’m biologically able to have children. What an odd weighting of the scales that procreation […]

A Word In Edgewise: That’s Just the Way It Is

I’ve always loved The Lawrenceville Stories, written by Owen Johnson in the early years of the 20th Century. Johnson wrote about his prep school, using friends’ actual nicknames, “The Varmint,” “The Tennessee Shad,” “Hungry Smeed,” […]

When GLBT Nonprofits Lose Their Bearings

Tax-deductible nonprofit organizations can invade the pocketbooks and psyches of potential donors, cravenly preying on their fears. When the same-sex marriage movement became a brilliant success, GLBT nonprofit organizations were sucker-punched with a stark existential reality: […]

Dateland: Missing The Diaper Years

I once asked a friend who works at the post office why there are so many rage shootings at her organization. She thought about it for a moment and then said, “No matter how hard […]

Arts Spotlight: 577

The Comedy of Errors Through July 23 Various Twin Cities Locations 651-321-4024 www.classicalactorsensmemble.org The accomplished Classical Actors Ensemble is presenting William Shakespeare’s wildly madcap and shortest play, The Comedy of Errors, at local parks and […]

Letters to the Editor: 577

I wanted to take this opportunity and tell the folks at Lavender what an outstanding job they did on the PRIDE Edition. I have been reading the articles contained in the pages of this edition […]

OutFront: Behind in Ethics

Since last November’s election the country has been passing through a turbulent period wherein fear seems to have often taken the upper hand. American GLBT citizens were warned by outgoing Senate Minority (and former Majority) […]

Skirting the Issues: Moose Lake

There is no Them. There are only facets of Us. — John Green, American author I’m standing in a room—a gymnasium, actually—posing for a picture with several GLBT- identifying humans in Moose Lake, Minnesota. Only, […]

Books: 577

The Last Place You Look Kristen Lepionka Minotaur $25.99 Lepionka’s debut introduces private investigator Roxane Weary; she drinks too much, cracks wise (but not over), and mourns the recent death her officer father, one of […]

Leather Life: IML 2017: Biggest Ever

International Mr. Bootblack Celebrates 25 Years The 2017 International Mr. Leather (IML) and International Mr. Bootblack (IMBB) contests were held concurrently Thursday, May 25 through Monday, May 29 in Chicago. Host hotel was the Congress […]

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